Washington State players were off Monday, but that didn't stop reporters from several newspapers, TV and radio stations from showing up at practice, along with an estimated 200 observers.
They gathered to watch 29 members of the student body try and become the Cougars' scout team quarterback.
Washington State was put in this position after quarterbacks Kevin Lopina and Gary Rogers suffered spine injuries in the team's only victory, a 48-9 mashing of Portland State. Only three signal callers remain on the roster, and given the lack of blocking by the offensive line, quarterbacks could become as rare as the spotted owl in these parts.
The coaching staff cut 25 players and interviewed the final four. The finalists were Jon Koepfgen, Mark Gray, Peter Roberts and Cameron Gredler and the winner was to be announced Tuesday morning.